Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Wednesday 1st November 2017

At Wykeham South Lake today 20 Whooper Swans including 6 juveniles, 28 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Egyptian Geese, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Gadwall, a Pochard, 23 Tufted Duck and a Kingfisher. The Potter Brompton Carr survey produced a Water Rail, a Kingfisher, a Snipe, 22 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 5 Redwing and a Fieldfare whilst at Scalby Mills there were 106 Wigeon and 2 Kingfishers and on Johnson’s Marsh 41 Teal.

At Long Nab today the visible migration counts were done from the south of Crook Ness and the totals included 138 Woodpigeons (N), 84 Chaffinches (S), 184 Siskin (S) this was the third highest day count for the site, a Reed Bunting (S) and 2 Snow Buntings (S). The Whimbrel was still present in the area today and a Twite was with the Linnet flock south of Crook Ness before flying north towards the stubble field north of the Obs.

The May Moss area had 2 Red Grouse, 6+ Redpolls, 5 Stonechats and a scattering of Crossbills and Siskins and at Broad Gran Head 14+ Crossbills. In Wrench Green this morning there was a Blackcap; a Little Egret was below Ebberston and around town we had a ♂ Stonechat and 3 Rock Pipits along Royal Albert Drive opposite the Skate Park and 3 Common Scoter in North Bay.

Finally there was a cetacean sighting of 3 Harbour Porpoises off Marine Drive.

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